Office of Retirement Services 


Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT


Eastern U. P. ISD 
315 Armory Place
Conference Room A
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

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Planning Your Retirement Workshop for Public School Employees

The Planning Your Retirement workshop is designed for Michigan public school employees in the defined benefit pension plan first hired before July 1, 2010, who are within five years of retirement.

As you’re nearing the end of your career as a Michigan public school employee, your retirement plan is more important than ever. Now is the time to evaluate your plan to ensure a smooth transition into retirement. An Office of Retirement Services (ORS) representative will be on hand to present the Planning Your Retirement Workshop and answer your questions.

If you attend, you’ll receive a workbook and instructions about:

  • Meeting eligibility requirements
  • Picking your pension payment option
  • Deciding on insurance
  • Reviewing your plans, choosing a retirement date, and applying for retirement
  • Adjusting to retirement

To prepare for this workshop and to aid in your retirement planning, we encourage you to create a pension estimate in miAccount. Your pension estimate contains essential information you’ll want at your fingertips during the workshop: your benefit structure, your retirement insurance plan, and your pension payment options.  

After attending this interactive workshop, you’ll feel more confident, in control, and ready for the next steps in your retirement journey.

Please note: The content for this meeting includes that of our old Preretirement Information Meeting, and more

All our meetings are accessible as defined by guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals who need visual, hearing, written, or other assistance, to effectively participate, may contact at least ten (10) days before the event to request an accommodation. Please include the meeting date and time along with your contact information.

Note: If the facility is closed due to inclement weather or for any other reason, the meeting is canceled.